Man of Iron: Thomas Telford and the Building of Britain
About the event
Julian Glover tells the enthralling biography of the shepherd boy who changed the world with his revolutionary engineering and whose genius we still benefit from today. In an age in which economics, engineering and national identity came together, Thomas Telford’s life was a model of what can be achieved by persistence, skill and ambition. It is a story of roads and landscapes, waterways and bridges, but above all, of how one man transformed himself into the greatest engineer Britain has ever produced.